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    Venezuela: Let’s Cut to the Chase
    By Pepe Escobar
    Strategic Culture
    February 11, 2019

    Cold War 2.0 has hit South America with a bang – pitting the US and expected minions against the four key pillars of in-progress Eurasia integration: Russia, China, Iran and Turkey.

    It’s the oil, stupid. But there’s way more than meets the (oily) eye.

    Caracas has committed the ultimate cardinal sin in the eyes of Exceptionalistan; oil trading bypassing the US dollar or US-controlled exchanges.

    Remember Iraq. Remember Libya. Yet Iran is also doing it. Turkey is doing it. Russia is – partially – on the way. And China will eventually trade all its energy in petroyuan.

    No wonder Caracas is supported by China, Russia and Iran. They are the real hardcore troika – not psycho-killer John Bolton’s cartoonish “troika of tyranny” – fighting against the Trump administration’s energy dominance strategy, which consists essentially in aiming at the total lock down of oil trading in petrodollars, forever.
    The state — whatever its particular forms — always expresses itself as a collective form of property ownership. All political systems are socialistic, in that they are premised upon the subservience of individual interests to collective authority. Communism, fascism, lesser forms of state socialism, and welfarism, are all premised upon the state’s usurpation of privately-owned property. Whether one chooses to be aligned with the political "Left," "Right," or "Middle," comes down to nothing more than a preference for a particular franchise of state socialism.

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    Originally posted by drbrumley View Post
    Venezuela: Let’s Cut to the Chase
    By Pepe Escobar
    Strategic Culture
    February 11, 2019

    Cold War 2.0 has hit South America with a bang – pitting the US and expected minions against the four key pillars of in-progress Eurasia integration: Russia, China, Iran and Turkey.

    It’s the oil, stupid. But there’s way more than meets the (oily) eye.

    Caracas has committed the ultimate cardinal sin in the eyes of Exceptionalistan; oil trading bypassing the US dollar or US-controlled exchanges.

    Remember Iraq. Remember Libya. Yet Iran is also doing it. Turkey is doing it. Russia is – partially – on the way. And China will eventually trade all its energy in petroyuan.

    No wonder Caracas is supported by China, Russia and Iran. They are the real hardcore troika – not psycho-killer John Bolton’s cartoonish “troika of tyranny” – fighting against the Trump administration’s energy dominance strategy, which consists essentially in aiming at the total lock down of oil trading in petrodollars, forever.
    Very illuminating for me.
    Thanks.

    Beleive it or not, I LOVE new information that turns my arrogant philosophy upside down!

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    • #3
      Venezuela: Let’s Cut to the Chase

      Given that America has a long and sordid history of interfering in the internal affairs of other Latin American countries, we should not be that surprised when they turn to China and Russia as a counterbalance to US military intrusions.

      America may not support "communist" dictators, but the "non-communist" variety that they have supported in the past are no more "emlightened" when it comes to suppressing personal freedoms and demobracy!

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      • #4
        Trump--along with many big business heads--pronounced the opposition leader in Venezuela the president.
        To me it’s all aboust racism.

        Guaido and his close supporters are white. President Maduro and his supporters are black or brown.

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